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Meaning of RAFT

Pronunciation:  raft

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
  2. [n]  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
  3. [v]  make into a raft; "raft these logs"
  4. [v]  travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
  5. [v]  transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"

RAFT is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew
 See Also: balsa raft, Carling float, construct, deluge, fabricate, float, flood, go, inundation, Kon Tiki, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, life raft, locomote, manufacture, move, torrent, transport, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Raft\, obs.
    imp. & p. p. of {Reave}. --Spenser.
  2. \Raft\, n. [Originally, a rafter, spar, and fr. Icel. raptr
    a rafter; akin to Dan. raft, Prov. G. raff a rafter, spar;
    cf. OHG. r[=a]fo, r[=a]vo, a beam, rafter, Icel. r[=a]f roof.
    Cf. {Rafter}, n.]
    1. A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the
       like, fastened, together, either for their own collective
       conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in
       conveying other things; a float.
    2. A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is
       formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which
       obstructs navigation. [U.S.]
    3. [Perhaps akin to raff a heap.] A large collection of
       people or things taken indiscriminately. [Slang, U. S.]
       ``A whole raft of folks.'' --W. D. Howells.
    {Raft bridge}.
       (a) A bridge whose points of support are rafts.
       (b) A bridge that consists of floating timbers fastened
    {Raft duck}. [The name alludes to its swimming in dense
       flocks.] (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The bluebill, or greater scaup duck; -- called also
           {flock duck}. See {Scaup}.
       (b) The redhead.
    {Raft port} (Naut.), a large, square port in a vessel's side
       for loading or unloading timber or other bulky articles; a
       timber or lumber port.
  3. \Raft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rafted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make
    into a raft; as, to raft timber.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a raft in your dream indicates that you have not built a firm foundation for yourself. There is still much work ahead. Dreaming that you are floating on a raft, suggests that you are drifting through life, not knowing where you are headed. You are confused about your purpose and direction in life. Dreaming that you are white water rafting means that after going through some turbulent times, your sadness and pain will slowly disappear.